So very sad to hear of the passing of Air Marshal Sir Freddie Sowrey (1922-2019), a good friend who visited our town of Billericay three years ago on the occasion of the centenary of the crashing of the L32 Zeppelin. Sir Freddie, son of Royal Flying Corps Second Lieutenant Frederick Sowrey unveiled a commemoration stone in Greens Farm Lane on 24 September 2016. This is close to the spot where the L32 Zeppelin landed after being shot down by Second Lieutenant Sowrey, when sadly 22 young German airmen lost their lives.The commemoration event brought many people to Billericay, including family members of the German airmen alongside Sir Freddie's own family. I spoke to Sir Freddie just a few weeks ago and read his magnificent book 'The Sowreys'
|Sir Freddie inspecting our 2393 (Billericay) Royal Air Force Air Cadets in 2016|